Friday, December 30, 2011

Documentary: Raiding the Lost Ark

A “filmumentary” offering an in-depth look at the making of the 1981 collaboration between Spielberg and Lucas through behind-the-scenes footage, rare interviews with cast and crew, reconstructed deleted scenes and subtitled facts.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Trailer: Rare Exports

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a 2010 film about the “real” Santa Claus: an ancient, super-powered, child-eating sonuvabitch. This Finnish film, written and directed by Jalmari Helander and starring the adorable child actor Onni Tommila. Rare Exports is classed as a horror film, but it’s more a dark, scary Grimms’ Fairy Tale than a Hollywood holiday-themed slasher film. And it has a cutting comic edge as well.

Short Film: Black Goat

Black Goat by director Joseph Nanni
Jacques Cowan is what the French call "a runner of the woods." He may be a foreigner in the new world but Jacques quickly learned the ways of the native people, their language, their routes, and their skills. But he didn't leave his life in another land for adventure, freedom, and wealth - he had much more in mind than trading pelts and cheating death. Jacques had listened intently to the stories that had crossed the ocean, extraordinary tales of mystical creatures and unknown forces. Black Goat finds Jacques mid-hunt, as he closes in on what others thought was a legend. What he doesn't realize is that the legend is on a hunt of its own.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Trailer: Prometheus

TV Trailer: Sherlock Series 2

BBC Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia Trailer

Trailer: Underworld Awakening

The vampire warrioress Selene, escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Trailer: Prometheus

Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2.

Trailer: Keloid

BLR’s director, J.J. Palomo, was kind enough to shed some light on the project and share some behind-the-scenes goodies over at Motionographer.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Video: Keep Watching the Skies PSA

Keep Watching the Skies from Robert Dastoli

The short is based on the Tomorrowland episodes of the Disneyland TV series (specifically Man in Space), showcasing artistic projections and live action dramatizations of a flying saucer invasion. It's design comes entirely from the early space race and cold war period.

"People of Earth attention! Will you be prepared when the invasion comes? Out of the saucer ship will come an evil force that seeks to replace our freedoms with a barbaric way of life. Is it fantastic imagination or terrifying truth of the future? This film will have you watching the skies!"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Video: Aliens on Ice

The Old Murder House Theatre troupe performed Aliens on Ice last week at Chaparral Ice in Austin, Texas.

Featurette: Doctor Who Wrap Party

A video from David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman to thank Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner for their excellent work on the series. This was made for the wrap party at the end of David Tennant's tenure as the Doctor when both Russell and Julie were also moving on to other projects. Made in the style of Victoria Wood's "Let's Do It" sketches and songs.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stills: Hobbiton

After the filming of the Lord of the Rings, the owners of the farm upon which Hobbiton was created asked if some of the hobbit homes could remain to serve as an additional tourist attraction to the area, but soon the set was overrun by sheep.

Thanks to Sir Peter Jackson and his crew returning to film The Hobbit, though, the set has been rebuilt in all its glory! In a new joint venture, the set will be open again to the public, allowing movie fans to tour the newly reconstructed film set.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Game Trailer: Dragon Age

Felicia plays a bit of the DLC portion of Dragon Age: Mark of the Assassin as the character she created and portrayed in her official Dragon Age web series.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Trailer: The Woman in Black

A new, more tightly edited trailer for The Woman In Black doesn’t skimp on the chills in store for Daniel Radcliffe when he travels to an isolated village to settle a deceased client’s affairs.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back Stage: Doctor Who Fandom

Every single person who is involved with Doctor Who is a part of the fandom.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trailer: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A new TV Spot has been released featuring some sleek new footage from David Fincher’s upcoming adaption of Stieg Larsson’s hugely successful novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The movie stars Rooney Mara as conflicted computer hacker & investigator Lisbeth Salander, Daniel Craig as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist & publisher of Millenium magazine. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first book in Larsson’s Millenium trilogy & also stars Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Steven Berkoff, David Dencik, Yorick van Wageningen, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Mathilda von Essen & Goran Visnjic. Steven Zaillian scripted the adaption while Trent Reznor is scoring the movie. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo arrives this December 21st. Fincher & Sony are currently at loggerheads over the movie's run-time as currently the directors cut stands at 3 hours+ while the studios don't want anything released which runs over 2 hours & 20 mins. Considering the length of the book i think the studios can suck it up.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trailer: Harry Potter Oscar Campaign

Warner Bros. is making a big push for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II to receive some Academy Award attention, and they've kicked off their campaign with a rather kick short trailer highlighting some of the best moments of the film.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Video: The Films of Tim Burton

Just in time for Halloween, Kees van Dijkhuizen showcases the films of Tim Burton:
Tim Burton is one of those filmmakers who tells stories unlike anyone else. Whether it’s about an alien invasion, the worst director of all time or a bride risen from the dead, Burton’s films are filled with unique and iconic characters and visuals that make his films unforgettable. This tenth episode of [the films of] arrives just in time for Hallowe’en to celebrate Burton’s fourteen feature films.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Infographics: Make a Movie

How to make a movie, in a flowchart – brilliant campaign for France’s Canal+ from the excellent tome Visual Storytelling, exploring the emerging language of the information age.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trailer: Hugo

Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick's award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese's first film shot in 3D.

Trailer: The Innkeepers

After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees -Claire and Luke - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.

The film is scheduled to be released on February 3rd 2012.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Panel: Avengers NYCC 2011

The IGN Theater at New York Comic Con 2011 was packed to the brim with eager fans readying for the biggest public assemblage of Avengers since San Diego Comic Con 2010!

Nerdist's Chris Hardwick moderates the Marvel Studios Avengers panel featuring Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, stars Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, and a special surprise Avenger that you surely wouldn't like if perchance you were to make them angry!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Panel: Walking Dead Season 2

The Walking Dead Panel from New York Comic Con 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Trailer: A Game of Shadows

The new trailer for Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows is here! In it, Sherlock Holmes and his reluctant sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Will it be better than the visually stunning (if weak-plotted) predecessor? I can't help but think the answer is a resounding yes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TV Trailer: Prophets Of Science Fiction

‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ is an 8 part series that Scott not only narrates but produced. It is a project close to his heart as it investigates the crossover where science fiction becomes science fact. In these episodes, he will introduce and profile great minds of the science fiction genre whose work would later inspire ideas or concepts that are now considered science fact. Some of these ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ include Phillip K. Dick, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, H.G. Wells and Gene Roddenberry. The video shown at the NYCC also contained a rough cut of the first episode of the series which focuses on Mary Shelley and her idea of man creating life in a laboratory.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Science Channel on this exciting new series. I hope that the audience will find the subjects as interesting and inspiring as I do,” says Scott. You can watch the video from the NYCC below as well as the commercial for the series that is currently airing on the Science channel. ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ will debut on the Science channel on November 9 at 10PM ET/PT.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Featurette: Real Steel Fight Scenes

Real Steel has outstanding fight sequences with convincingly real robots. This video shows how the scenes were created.

Monday, October 17, 2011

TV Preview: Grimm

Grimm premieres October 28th on NBC.

Trailer: Ghost Rider Sequel

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the writing and directing tandem behind “Crank” and “Gamer,” have inherited the fiery Columbia Pictures franchise and their first challenges may be getting fans to forgive and forget the 2007 movie “Ghost Rider.” The pair came to New York Comic-Con to show footage to fans and assure them that, this time around, the fire-and-brimstone anti-hero will be presented in a dark tale that lives up to the tone and legacy in the pages of Marvel Comics.

This will be a “darker, nastier, meaner” version of Johnny Blaze, a fellow who will not be throwing on tights and saving cats. “He will light the cat on fire though,” Neveldine said. “And that’s important.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trailer: The Avengers

Enough with the blurry set video and shoddy magazine covers: Our first real look at Joss Whedon's Avengers—starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner—has finally arrived and, with it, a mind-blowing charge of awesome.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Trailer: VS

KICK-ASS meets SAW in this terrifically dark and twisted tale about four young super heroes forced by their arch-nemesis to complete a series of deadly challenges in order to save innocent lives. Costars James Remar and Lucas Till.  Check out a ton of images on the official Facebook.

Trailer: Dragon Age: Redemption

Dragon Age: Redemption is a six-part web series set in the world of the Bioware RPG Dragon Age. The series tells the story of Tallis, an Elvish assassin, who gets a last chance at redemption when she's sent to capture a rogue Qunari mage intent on wreaking havoc in the world. The series launches October 11th.

Dragon Age II DLC Mark of the Assassin offers Tallis as a playable character. Check out more info.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Featurette: The Story of River Song

The latest edition of the world's second greatest television show, Doctor Who Confidential, included a montage of the River Song time~line with EXCLUSIVE narration from Alex Kingston.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Trailer: Faces in the Crowd

Millennium Entertainment proudly announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of Faces in the Crowd starring Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil”) and Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”). The spellbinding suspense will be available on October 25th on DVD and Blu-ray.

Anna (Milla Jovovich) may be the only survivor of serial killer Tearjerk Jack's horrendous reign, but left with "face blindness," she is completely unable to identify him -- or anyone else. Now, with only a loyal detective's (Julian McMahon) face familiar to her, she cannot trust anyone as she struggles to resume her normal life, and, plagued by fear and a vindictive Jack, struggles to survive.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trailer: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The first full trailer for the English-language version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has finally hit the web. Can the new Hollywood version with Rooney Mara as hacker genius Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as crusading newsman Mikael Blomkvist live up the novel and Swedish-language adaptation? Under the deft touch of director David Fincher, the chances are that it will. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is due out December 21.

TV Preview: Game of Thrones

Monday, September 26, 2011

Trailer: Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse Premieres October, 29 on SyFy and stars Ving Rhames. Zombie Apocalypse is an action packed adventure about a band of humans trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world full of flesh-hungry zombies. Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.

Quick Pic: C URE US

Source: Gallery A.S.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Film School: The Dark Knight Deconstruction

Jim Emerson, a film critic for Indiewire, has debuted a new regular video feature at their Press Play blog called In the Cut where he deconstructs cinematic action sequences to examine their flaws and virtues. For his debut episode Emerson has chosen to take an in-depth look at a crucial scene from the 2008 Bat-blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Spoof: Where's Waldo? The Movie

The greatest manhunt of all time is now a movie!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Web Series: Transmission

A TV newscaster announces the mysterious appearance of people showing up at the hospital with "severe bites and lacerations." Yes, the zombie apocalypse has struck, and "Transmission," the made-in-Jacksonville web series that explores that bloodthirsty scenario, has premiered online.

Some of the acting isn't quite up to professional grade, but that's to be expected in such a project. Everything else though? Top-notch. I look forward to more weekly episodes coming out each Tuesday. It will keep me going until "The Walking Dead" comes back to AMC.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trailer: Apollo 18

Dimension Films has released the third and final trailer for the horror-thriller Apollo 18, which lands in theaters September 2 and proves once again that, in space, no one can hear you scream.

In a Paranormal Activity type of filmmaking device, the film is made up of found footage from a lost Apollo 18 mission that was top secret at the time. The film answers the question: Why did we stop visiting the moon?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Infographic: ‘The Cost of Content Theft’ By The Numbers

Oddly enough, we discovered this infographic through the Torrent Freak pirate news site. They believe it to be “industry funded,” and I have to say, I agree. The numbers on this one are ridiculously one-sided. I seriously doubt that shutting down torrent traffic tomorrow would magically poor US$58 billion dollars into our economy. In fact, I strongly suspect that, in these tough times, piracy is playing a huge part in retaining audiences among people who don't have a lot of money to spare for entertainment right now. Accept it or not, letting fans keep up with Dexter or the whatever other series they follow when they can't afford cable is a hell of lot better for the industry than losing the fans altogether. But that's just my two cents.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Interview: Doctor Who's Matt Smith

Matt Smith, the current Doctor Who, tells fans what they can expect from the latest season of Doctor Who, reveals how he made his Doctor Who unique from the other incarnations of the character, discusses the warm reception he and his fellow cast members received at Comic-Con, and talks about how much fun he has on the Doctor Who set.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Trivia: Presto Cameo

Did you notice that The Muppets balcony-set heckling old critics Statler and Waldorf make a cameo in Pixar’s short film Presto?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trailer: Underworld: Awakening

After sitting out on 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Kate Beckinsale returns as werewolf hunter Selene in Underworld: Awakening, the fourth of the film series.

Trailer: Woman in Black

The Woman in Black is set for release February 3, 2012. It's is directed by James Watkins and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White and Alisa Khazanova. It’s based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name and a previous 1989 film adaptation. 

"While taking care of a deceased client's estate, a young lawyer encounters a mysterious woman dressed in black and uncovers a tragic secret"

Monday, August 15, 2011

TV Preview: Let’s Kill Hitler!

With the premier of the second half of Doctor Who’s sixth season less than two weeks away, the BBC has given us a special prequel to the opening episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” This snippet is written by show runner Stephen Moffat and has us super-pumped for the return of our favorite Time Lord. What do you think?

Video: New Batmobile

Foot of Batman's new vehicle in The Dark Knight Rises, the alleged "Bat-Wing" in action has leaked. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below, courtesy of YouTube accounts Miclarko and Pittsburghmovies. This video was taken during the filming of The Dark Knight Rises in downtown Pittsburgh on 8/12/2011. Batman can be seen flying the plane.

Written by David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, the Christopher Nolan film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis and Josh Stewart. It should hit theaters on July 20, 2012.

Video: The Avengers Set

Despite some filming reportedly being moved indoors today because of rain, shooting is now underway on the set of The Avengers in Cleveland, and we have the first footage from the set! Our first set video from the Cleveland filming location features dozens of extras running in fear from an unknown while the NYPD pull up, as well as images of Chris Evans shooting his first scenes and tons of details about what's going on...

Trailer: Humns vs. Zombies

Humans vs. Zombies is being released through Hannover House September 23. Written by Devan Sagliani and Jaynes, the Humans vs. Zombies centers on a group of students exposed to a virus that turns them into flesh-hungry ghouls, and spread the infection to their friends and others. Conspiracy-theory-obsessed security guard Frank (Frederic Doss) winds up leading a small band of survivors to seek safety and stop the plague from spreading. The cast also includes Madison Burge, Melissa Carnell, Chip Joslin, Jonah Priour, Jesse Ferraro, Rheagan Wallace and Christine Quinn. You can see the latest trailer below and find out more at the official website and Facebook page.

Trailer: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Academy Award–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Video: Batman and Bane Fighting

WPXI in Pittsburgh got their hands on some great footage of Batman and Bane fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall (aka The Mellon Institute) during the filming of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Oakland.

Interview: 'Pacific Rim' Is Not An Invasion Movie

Source: MTV

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Marketing: Walking Dead

AMC did a great job of advertising the upcoming season of The Walking Dead by having zombie parts dangling from a truck door. More SDCC 2011 coverage by Entertainment Weekly can be found here.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Monday, August 8, 2011

TV Preview: Doctor Who Season 6.5

The new trailer from the BBC for the second half of Season 6. I love the music. It's Two Steps from Hell, I think. Via: BBC via Blastr

Stills: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman

Featurette: Inception Corridor Sequence

Never before seen 10 minute documentary with Team Nolan explain how they filmed the rotating corridor and zero Gravity fight sequences.

Trailer: Prey 2

Friday, August 5, 2011

Trailer: Twixt

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this September, Twixt stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, David Paymer and Ben Chaplin. Francis Ford Coppola's dark, trippy horror flick was inspired by the gothic horror of Edgar Allen Poe. The film tells the tale of a burnt-out mystery writer (Val Kilmer) who gets mixed up in murder and evil in a California town.

"A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated."

Stills: The Hunger Games

Lionsgate has released the first two official stills from The Hunger Games, the franchise set to kick off March 23, 2012.

"Set in post-apocalyptic America, Hunger Games introduces 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, who must participate in a fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games. The battles are televised, and pit youths from each of the Capitol’s 12 Districts against each other."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Batsignal Flies in Pittsburgh

The Bat-signal is normally a sign that trouble is brewing. Except in Pittsburgh. There the signal means support. The crew of The Dark Knight Rises has been filming in the city and will probably be there throughout the winter. The city apparently likes them and wanted to show it by putting out the Bat-signal.

Via: ology via Neatorama

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trailer: Dream House

Universal and Morgan Creek have put up a trailer for Dream House, the thriller that stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts. The film will be released September 30. The trailer certainly lays out a lot of the plot, and it is highly reminiscent of The Shining?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TV Preview: Ringer

Buffy fever was in full force at Comic-Con today when fans turned up in droves to see former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar who appeared to promote her new CW mystery drama Ringer.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man

Looks like Summer of 2012 is going to be another superhero summer. Hot on the heels of Dark Knight Rises trailer comes this one for everyone's favorite web slinger.

Featurette: The Evolution of the Revolution

Interview: Robert Downey Jr. at "Captain America" Premiere

Robert Downey Jr. talks to LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman at the premiere of “Captain America” in Hollywood.

Featurette: Star Wars Deleted Scenes

The forthcoming Star Wars Blu-ray release will feature deleted scenes from the original trilogy. A sneak preview reel was just screened at Comic-Con in San Diego. Without any further fanfare (as if that were needed), here it is!

TV Preview: Dexter: Season 6

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Posters: The Thing Prequel

The prequel to John Carpenter's remake hits theaters October 14, 2011.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Trailer: Hugo

Martin Scorsese was very vocal on 3D technology about two years ago when James Avatar became the highest grossing film of all time. The Oscar-winning director claimed that “3D is liberating. Every shot is rethinking cinema.” Now, two years later, we're finally getting our first look at Hugo, a thirties period piece based on the book The invention of Hugo Cabret and set in Paris about an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The first full trailer for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel A Game of Shadows has hit the web. It’s not unlike the trailer for the first film really, except for Holmes in drag.
Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room… until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.

Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him.
The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

All Seven Harry Potter Movies Recapped

Benny and Rafi Fine, whose fast-talking skills rival the FedEx guy, impressively — and hilariously — give the gist of a very detailed decade-long story by explaining key terms (a Muggle is a “non-magic folk, duh!”), sharing common criticisms (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is “the [most] pointless movie in the series”) and bringing up some confusing twists (why did the evil Slytherin house even exist in the first place?!). We’re going to watch this vid a few more times as a helpful catch-up guide before the saga goes “Evanesco!”

Trailer: The Thing Prequel

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The Thing prequel stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Dennis Storhøi.

Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

The prequel to John Carpenter's remake hits theaters October 14, 2011.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Posters: The Dark Knight Rises

Teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises

Hundred of fan-made Dark Knight Rises posters have been circulating since the film was announced, but it looks like we finally have an official teaser poster. It's actually not too far from what fans have already imagined, which makes us wonder if perhaps Warner didn't draw a little inspiration from its fans.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Trailer: Immortals

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful.

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.

As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Posters: The Cabin in the Woods

This The Cabin in the Woods poster was tweeted by actor Brian White yesterday. Though it's interesting that Fran's image is strikingly similar, in the sense that it's identical, to a Dollhouse promo pic. Unfortunately, it's fan made.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trailer: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Exposition up front, a smattering of incoherently laced clips in the middle, some Eminem for ambiance, and, finally, a big stunt. After a few views, I’m seeing some pretty wicked stuff in Brad Bird’s first live-action film. And rumor has it that Tom Cruise still has it. It’s hard to throw all that together and not be confident that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is going to be one hell of a ride.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Paula Patton. It hits theaters December 16, 2011.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Posters: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

A new poster for FilmDistrict's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the Guillermo del Toro-produced redo of the 1973 made for TV flick has been released. The film hits theaters August 26th. Keep your eyes on the official website and Facebook for more information.

"Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. Having stumbled upon the mansion’s hidden basement, Sally starts hearing voices calling out from the bolted ash pit, imploring her to open it. Sally obliges and unwittingly unleashes something so terrible, so unthinkable, that everyone’s life – hers most of all - is placed in immediate and grave danger.”

Trailer: Real Steel

Hugh Jackman's pic about giant robots beating the crap out of each other just got a new trailer — in Japanese. Real Steel hits theaters October 7th.

Lens Flare: The Movie

It’s the bane of a filmmaker’s existence. It makes every light look insane. It can’t be fixed. It can barely be explained. And it’s ruining the shot. These brave souls try to reveal the mystery of … lens flare.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trailer: The Last Harry Potter Trailer Ever

It seems that David Yates has taken some dramatic liberties with the final pages of The Deathly Hallows, but it looks like it might turn out to be a good thing. It's hard to believe that I've been watching this film series for ten years. There are kids out there who were barely old enough to sit still through the first movie who have their driver's licenses now. What’s left to say about the final installment of Harry Potter besides “get here immediately”?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Trailer: Cowboys & Aliens

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens.

Cowboys & Aliens hits screens July 29th.

Friday, June 10, 2011

TV Preview: Alcatraz

When San Francisco Police Department Detective REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed.

Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC” SOTO (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, “Undercovers”) and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, “The Changeling”).

Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.

Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison’s secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners’ return. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, “Heroes”), at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Posters: Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian Character Posters

Conan's quest begins as an epic battle between warriors and horrific monsters, but he soon realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nation of Hyboria from a reign of supernatural evils.

The film is directed by Marcus Nispel and is set to hit theaters on August 19, 2011.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Trailer: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A leaked version of the trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo materialized on YouTube this week, but not before  Mike Cane analyzed it shot by shot.

Short Film: Connected

Written and directed by Jens Raunkjær Christensen & Jonas Drotner Mouritsen

Set in the distant future, Connected is a story about survival and greed with a post apocalyptic wasteland as its backdrop. Survivors of an unknown disaster shuffle through a desolate landscape, as it quickly becomes clear that not everybody has the strength to survive.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Short Film: Bartholomew’s Song

Bartholomew’s Song
Written and Directed by Destin Cretton & Lowell Frank

In a strict society, stepping out of line holds great consequence for pre-programmed Bartholomew 467. It features a little nod to Shawshank and one of the hands-down best surprises in the history of short films.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Short Film: Loom

Loom from Polynoid
Created by Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck and Csaba Letay

Loom tells the story of a successful catch. It took a year to create this five and a half minutes of computer graphics, but the results are amazing.
A moth being caught in a spiders web. Struggling for an escape, the moths panic movements only result in less chance of survival. What follows is the type of causality everyone's expecting. The spider appears, claims its prey and feeds on it. The way nature works. But it's the point of view that creates an intense relationship between the hunter and its victim. There is much more to explore, much more to feel if one takes the time to really experience the content of a split second.

Via: Opium

Short Film: Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

After humanity quells an undead uprising, the last two remaining zombies pair up in search of sanctuary. Instead, they find love.

It’s refreshing to see a production take the prospect of a zombie musical seriously. It's production value is higher than you might expect. A cut above the last Bruce Campbell film I saw, in fact, but it's still hilariously over-the-top.

Posters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Warner Brothers has been releasing multiple posters for the upcoming conclusion to the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters on July 15, 2011!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

TV Spot: X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, and January Jones, the film releases June 3!

TV Spot: Captain America

With an all star cast which includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in 3D on July 22, later this year!

TV Preview: A Good Man Goes To War

The BBC has released two preview vids for the mid-series finale. Every since the "The Silence in the Library," Doctor Who fans have been waiting to learn who River Song is. Now, after three years and a change of Doctors, it seems we're about to find out.

Be warned, these videos contain spoilers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trailer: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

The original teaser for the Troy Nixey-directed nightmare was excellent, and with an August 26th release drawing nearer, the full-length trailer has finally hit the web. There's a lot more whispering...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Trailer: Green Lantern

Michael Clarke Duncan visited Attack of the Show and brought along the first clip from Green Lantern featuring Kilowog. Green Lantern opens in theaters on June 17, staring Ryan Reynolds.

Trailer: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by Troy Nixey and co-written by and Guillermo del Toro, is a remake of the 1973 TV movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. In it, a young girl (Bailee Madison) who comes to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in their new house is stalked by creatures that want to claim her as one of their own. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark hits theaters August 26th.

Posters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Warner Brothers has been releasing multiple posters for the upcoming conclusion to the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters on July 15, 2011!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stan Lee Reveals Amazing Spider-Man Cameo

Stan Lee reveals his upcoming cameo in the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-man" movie, set for release in 2012. This video was taken at a panel moderated by John Romita Jr., at the 2011 Dallas Comic Con.

Trailer: Second Deathly Hallows Spot

Here's a new spot for the next Potter flick, and below, there's even more new footage.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright reprising their roles as Harry, Hermoine, Ron and Ginny alongside Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Tom Felton, Jason Issacs and many others. Warner Bros has scheduled the film for worldwide theatrical release on July 15th, 2011.

TV Preview: True Blood

The closer we get to the True Blood Season 4 premiere on June 26, the more HBO ramps up their marketing machine. With the 'Waiting Sucks' campaign in full swing and a plot-heavy teaser released just last week, Extra has just been given a new sneak peek, introduced by A.C. Slater himself.

Monday, May 16, 2011

TV Preview: Grimm

Grimm is a new series from NBC, a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection...but not always happily ever after.

From executive producers David Greenwalt ("Angel", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Jim Kouf ("Angel", National Treasure), "Grimm" stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Russell Hornsby as Lt. Hank Griffin, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, and Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu.

The Dark Knight Rises Fan-Made Trailer

Using parts of the epic scores from TRON: Legacy, Green Lantern and Batman Begins, and scenes from a variety of films, YouTube user Soylet Brak1 was able to stitch together a fun and exciting trailer for The Dark Knight Rises that fits with every casting announcement and bit of news we’ve heard about the film’s story.

From Catwoman and Bane, to a broken and beaten Batman, this teaser for The Dark Knight Rises covers it all, introducing viewers to new cast members Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph-Gordon Levitt.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Trailer: New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Spot

First official TV spot for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Trailer: X-Men: First Class

Magneto challenges Mystique in revealing new X-Men: First Class trailer.

Via: Coming Soon

Posters: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Here's a poster for the Guillermo del Toro produced, Troy Nixie directed horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. It looks like it's going to be genuinely creepy. The footage we saw at comic-con last year scared the hell out of the audience. If you missed the teaser trailer for the film make sure to check it out.  Just wait until you're not alone.

Trailer: Don't Be Afraid of the the Dark

Here's the trailer for the Guillermo del Toro produced film Don't Be Afraid of the the Dark. The movie is a remake of an old 1970's TV film of the same and it was co-written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins. The movie was directed by first time feature film director Troy Nixey, and it stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, and Jack Thompson. The movie is set to be released on August 26th 2011, not on the 12th like the poster says.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Horror News: May 6, 2011

We’ve got some photos and details for The Dead Must Die, a new webseries premiering on DailyMotion.

I usually try not to just re-post articles that aren’t breaking news, but this piece about the history of zombies on film and their evolution over time is actually really interesting. (The Film Pilgrim)
We’ve got some casting details that show off a b-grade star studded ensemble that will come together for Zombex, the zombie musical. Even if it is strikingly similar to Dead Rising 2, it’s got Corey Feldman so I’m in.

After a few failed attempts by McFarlane to produce a quality action figure, toy giant NECA has obtained exclusive rights to produce figures based on the horror classic The Evil Dead. (Dread Central)
We spoke a while back about Night of the Little Dead, an indie film starring Adam Savage, Bill Moseley, and Penn (of Penn and Teller) Jillette. Well after the break we’ve got a teaser trailer that shows a lot of promise.

Thanks to Dimension Extreme the U.S. was the last place on the freakin' planet to see Michael Bartlett'ss pretty-OK The Zombie Diaries, and it looks to be a continuing trend. While the rest of the planet sits back and waits, World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 will be opening in the UK on June 24, 2011. The sequel, directed by both Kevin Gates and Michael Bartlett, begins three months following the first film. Click the title above for more info.

In addition, Darren Lynn Bousman's Mother's Day, the quasi-remake of the classic '80s Troma film, will open in UK cinemas on June 10 via Optimum Releasing. The pic follows "Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons' escape, teaching the house's new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way."

More pre-Cannes news as Anchor Bay Entertainment has nabbed Robin Hardy's The Wicker Tree for U.S. distribution. Wicker Tree, starring Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Graham McTavish, Paul Wesley, Susie Amy, Morgan James and Natalie Parnes, is a companion piece to The Wicker Man that follows "young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, whom leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland. When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are." Click the title for images, art and the trailer.

In addition to the previously released images, poster and trailer, inside you'll find a second (and much better looking) one sheet for Lars Von Trier's end-of-the-world drama Melancholia. "Justine (Dunst) and Michael (Skarsgård) who are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth..." The world ends on November 4, thanks to Magnolia Pictures.

Summit Entertainment has picked February 24, 2012 as the release date of Heitor Dhalia's thriller Gone, which stars Amanda Seyfried as "a young woman named Jill who returns home from her night shift to find her sister's bed empty. She's convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all."

On the TV front, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga (both pictured here) are joining Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott in Ryan Murphy's FX pilot "American Horror Story," says THR. "The thriller centers on husband and wife Ben ("The Practice" 's McDermott) and Vivien Harmon ("Friday Night Lights" ' Britton) who move their family from Boston to a haunted San Francisco home in an attempt to rebuild their family after a miscarriage and affair."

With even more details leaking, Farmiga will play Violet Harmon, the couple's smart gothic daughter who befriends Tate Langdon (Peters), a handsome and charismatic teen described as a cult leader with movie star looks who isn't what he seems. Living next door to the Harmons are Constance (Jessica Lange) and her daughter with down syndrome, who knows more about the house than everyone realizes. Denis O'Hare ("True Blood") also co-stars as Larry the Burn Guy, a former resident of the creepy house.

Clips From Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posters: Lovecraftian "Dead Shadows"

DC Medias, a French distribution and sales company, has released a remarkable piece of sales art for a new horror flick now in post-production, Dead Shadows. The poster scream H.P. Lovecraft.

"Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago - the same day that Hayley's Comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is going to appear and everyone in his building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There's even an apocalypse theory going around.

As the night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange - and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn't take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants - but will they make it out alive?

Source: DC Medias

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New clip from Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

We still couldn't tell you with any certainty just how Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is going to turn out. What seems clear is that the lessons of the last two movies have been thoroughly digested, but then that still leaves quite a job to try and measure up to the commercial and critical success of The Curse Of The Black Pearl. Check it out in theaters May 20, 2011.